ADA COUNTY -- Many people are heading out of the town to enjoy the Idaho outdoors over Memorial Day weekend.
In the Boise National Forest, things are drier than normal. This fire season started early, as several fires were started from the early May lightning storms that passed through.
On Friday afternoon, a fire broke out off state Highway 21 near Mores Creek Rim Road in Boise County. A Bureau of Land Management spokesperson told KTVB that the fire was around 10 to 15 acres in size and crews should have it controlled sometime Saturday.
We know we're going into the summer season in a dry state. Obviously the snow melted early, we didn't have a whole lot of snow to begin with, said David Olson, spokesperson for the Boise National Forest.
Olson said there is a moderate fire danger for this weekend.
We're drier this year than we have been in the past couple of Memorial Day weekends. So it s a heads up just to be a little more cautious with fires, Olson said.
Olson urges campers to keep an eye on their fires and put them out completely.
However, if travel takes you to the Payette National Forest, you might see the opposite issues.
Earlier this week, Brundage Mountain Resort reported around 4 inches of snow. Payette National Forest rangers are reporting snow at high elevations and on north-facing slopes, which may have damaged a few routes. They also say half of the campgrounds will be open during the holiday weekend.
Olson also cautions folks about going into creeks or rivers, as they will be icy cold.
For details about the area you plan on visiting, call the nearest ranger district to get the very latest.